UND Roster

2016-17 Fencing Roster

John Pietrowicz


Height 5'9''
Class Senior
Hometown Wilmette, IL
High School New Trier


  • Went 4-3 on the season, competing only at the DeCicco Duals


  • Went 8-4 on the year, competing solely at the DeCicco Duals
  • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Competed at DeCicco Duals, earned a 4-2 mark to bring career tally to 10-2  


  • Posted a 6-0 record, competing solely at the DeCicco Duals


  • Graduated from New Trier in June of 2013  
  • Competed for three years as a member of school’s varsity fencing team, in addition to bouting with numerous club teams  
  • As a sophomore, went 15-6 in varsity dual meets, finishing in the top 30 at three tournaments
  • At the Deerfield-Highland Park Invite, finished 16th out of 53 competitors  
  • Finished 26th in the standings at the Midwest High School Open
  • At Midwest Fencing Classic, finished eighth out of 59 combatants
  • Went on to finish the year in 91st place at the Youth-14 Nationals competition
  • As a junior, increased individual bout record to 27-6 in dual meets
  • Finished firmly in seventh place at the Midwest High School Invitational and Midwest High School Open  
  • Went on to compete at Division III Nationals, finishing 41st out of 129
  • As a senior, posted a 32-4 record in dual meets  
  • Named team captain  
  • Finished in top five in tournaments throughout the year
  • Placed sixth in the Great Lakes Conference Championships
  • Named All-Conference
  • Earned a Student-Athlete award for seniors at his school
  • Off the strip, tutored fellow students in math, reading and writing
  • Served a teaching assistant in calculus II class
  • Volunteered a member of the SILC (Student Instructional Leadership Corps), helping conduct research as an intern and lab assistant at the Walsh Research Institute
  • Named an honor roll student all four years in addition to being a two-time AP Scholar and National Merit finalist  
  • Earned a 35 on the ACT college entrance exam
  • Hails from same area of Illinois as fellow epeeist Ryan McDonough  
  • Born in Evanston, Illinois, to parents John and Molly
  • Has one brother, Sean
  • Is the seventh person in his family to attend Notre Dame
  • Uncle participated on the track & field team at Florida Atlantic University
  • Enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in English